Cycnoches ventricosum Maxim Gauci

Cycnoches ventricosum by Maxim Gauci

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Cycnoches ventricosum

Botanical illustration of Cycnoches ventricosum or swan orchid. Depicting a single specimen with a thick stem bearing leaves along its length. A single racemen emerges from between the leaves and branches down to the left holding six large yellow flowers with the sepals and petals resembling the expanded wings of a swan. An old stem can be seen to the right, darker in appearance with horizontal markings and a dried seed pod [?].

Inscribed 'Pl.5, CYCNOCHES VENTRICOSUM . M. Gauci, lith, 9 North Crescent, Bedford Sqe. Pubd. By J Ridgway & Sons, 169 Piccadilly, July 1, 1837.'

Plate 5 from The Orchidaceae of Mexico & Guatemala by James Bateman (London, 1843).

James Bateman (1811-1897), British horticulturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1838.

  • Image reference: RS-21554

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